So my good mate & fellow photographer John aka @johnnyjungle and I have started a film project together to re-inspire our photography froth and it's working big time. It seems this whole trip has been about firing up my passion for what I do.. considering the majority of travel buddies I'm spending time with are photographers. I have the film bug bad & me and my little Pentax K1000 are getting a long like a house on fire.. 🏡🔥Especially frothing getting our first roll developed today!! Keep in mind we both learned this craft years ago on film cameras and I spent the first two years of TAFE developing my own negatives and photos. It is such a blast relearning and going back to the roots of what I love so much and have been doing for 16 years. 🎞📷☄ Shooting film makes you really really think about each shot. There is no messing up taking a few test shots then looking at the back of your camera to make sure you've exposed properly. It's all about relying on my knowledge of metering & DOF and really making me think about composition before snapping a few shots then maybe fixing it. Frothhhhh and joy and a fire back in my belly.
One of my favourite days of my trip so far was when Chris aka Chazzy took us girls down to Rincon, lent us some of his longboards and frothed out in the water for a few hours. This guy is such a kind hearted soul and such a funky character I could've photographed him all day. Grateful for new friends, sunshine, long waves and seeing some Californian surf culture. Xx
A few months ago I had the pleasure of partaking in some campaigning to protect our Great Barrier Reef from exploitation and industrialisation with my friends Sirens for the Sea over in Queensland! While I was there, I spoke on behalf of my conservation group Gypsea Warriors and Sea Shepherd Margaret River regarding the West Australian Shark Cull at an event that my friends held to raise money for their upcoming documentary about the reef. While I was there, I put my photographic skills to use by photographing an epic board for their sponsors, Alaya Earth, who donate boards to the campaign and help these incredible people raise money for their worthy cause.
Here are some photos of the gorgeous Malia, Oceanographer & Director of Sirens for the Sea with one of Alaya's epic water crafts down at Palm Beach in Queensland's The Gold Coast.
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